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Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention

Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Education for 2019.

Ruth Claire Black (Imperial College London, UK)
Release Date: November, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 352
ISBN13: 9781522529989|ISBN10: 1522529985|EISBN13: 9781522529996|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2998-9


Student retention has become a difficult issue within higher education. As such, it is imperative to examine the causes, as well as provide educators with strategies to implement to improve retention rates.

Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention is a pivotal reference source for the latest progressive research on a variety of current student success and attendance perpetuation issues. Featuring a broad range of coverage on a number of perspectives and topics, such as academic performance, counseling, and culture, this publication is geared towards practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in understanding the difficulties with maintaining student retention.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Performance
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Social Inequality
  • Socio-Economic Status

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ruth Claire Black is an experienced university administrator and faculty member with a career focus in online and blended education and in the areas of retention and student success. Ruth’s current appointment is as a Teaching Fellow for the NHS Digital Academy, a new program from the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London (ICL). The Digital Health Leadership program is a partnership between Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining ICL, Ruth was a visiting scholar for technology and innovation at Namseoul University in Seoul, Korea. From 2011 to 2016, Ruth served as Executive Director of Online Innovation and Online Education for the California State University System, Office of the Chancellor, where she led system-wide initiatives on online and blended degree program development and delivery. Ruth's academic and research interests include, coaching to improve retention and student success, embedded digital content options for online courses as well as comparative analysis of outcomes and student satisfaction in technology delivered courses versus traditional courses. Ruth holds a BA in Political Science, with minors in English and History from the University of California, Irvine, a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California.